Wyoming's Snowpack still rising
Casper, WY – Wyoming's snowpack has continued to rise over the last week, adding even more to the threat of flooding that could start when temperatures rise in the mountains.
Lee Hackleman is water supply specialist with the U.S.
Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service
in Casper. He says average snowpack statewide now stands at 227
percent of average. This time last year, statewide average snowpack
was 115 percent of average.
Hackleman says that as soon as the skies clear and temperatures
rise for a few days, the coming runoff is going to be "a
Gov. Matt Mead and other state officials have said in recent
weeks that communities around the state need to be prepared for
possible flooding because of the heavy mountain snows.